New trails welcomed as sport grows
Cape Mountain Bikers have welcomed three new trails within Zone 6 of the Meelup Regional Park.
Supported by Lotterywest, the City of Busselton, club sponsors and donated time, contractors and volunteers pulled together over the past few weeks to build a series of trails that will improve integration with the Meelup and Dunsborough Districts Country Club trail networks.
The trails are the next stage in a decade-long dream to have formal, sanctioned trails in the region and are set to be followed by more stages as funding becomes available.
CMB’s Andrew Spencer-Wright said the club was experiencing “amazing growth”, particularly in the junior program, with 40 children in Dunsborough and 20 in Busselton.
He said one of the big players in the club’s rapid growth was having the support of the City, which allowed for bigger and better trails.
“It means we’re allowed to promote the network ... we’re allowed to build bigger jumps and we can openly build them,” he said.
“It really is a good example of ‘build it and they’ll come’.”
Mr Spencer-Wright said the trails would not be possible without the contribution of members as well as sponsors The Bike Shed, Inscap, South West Machining Centre, Trade Hire and The Trail Builders.
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